United States

How the Other Half Eats

by Ariel Aberg-Riger City Lab August 27, 2018

City Lab explores how someone in Manhattan, New York City, can make $1.86 in daily SNAP benefits work in a county where the average low-income meal costs 113% of SNAP....

Military enlistees struggle with food insecurity

by Jared Aarons WENY News August 23, 2018

With three kids at home, including a newborn, managing a family budget is always a struggle for Theresa Washington and her husband. They're trying to survive on his Navy salary, which, some months, doesn't entirely cover everything....

Case Western Reserve University researchers trying to find solutions to Cleveland’s hunger problems

by Homa Bash News 5 Cleveland August 21, 2018

Case Western Reserve University researcher Darcy Freedman has received a nearly $1 million grant for a three-year long research project that aims to improve food systems in Cleveland, Ohio....

Fighting ‘Quiet Hunger’ in Every Philadelphia Zip Code

by Alicia Victoria Lozano Broke in Philly August 7, 2018

Food insecurity plagues more than 20 percent of people in Philadelphia and more than 1.6 million people across Pennsylvania. Broke in Philly reports on how people stretch their food budgets in one neighborhood....

Hungry for change: urban foragers take the law into their own hands

by Jenny Cunningham The Guardian August 7, 2018

While foraging is an ancient art that has taken place in US cities for as long as they’ve existed, the practice has exploded in popularity in recent years. There are some who forage because they struggle to afford food, but that is a small percentage, according to a Johns Hopkins study....

Climate Change Threatens Midwest’s Wild Rice, A Staple For Native Americans

by Rebecca Hersher NPR August 7, 2018

Northern wild rice, also known as manoomin, is a staple food in Ojibwe communities across the Upper Midwest, where it's also used in traditional ceremonies. And, like any wild crop, some years yield more than others, depending on the weather. With harvests decreasing due to extreme weather, states a...

Children in the Buxton summer recreational program eat lunch at Buxton Center Elementary School cafeteria last month. About one in five kids in Maine struggle with food insecurity, more than in any other New England state and more than the average across the United States. [Gregory Rec/Press Herald]

Summer meals take the edge off persistent child hunger in Maine

by Gillian Graham Press Herald August 6, 2018

While the rate of childhood food insecurity – an official measure of hunger – has declined both in the state and nationwide, Maine still has a rate higher than the national average. In 2016, 19.8 percent of Maine children lived with food insecurity. The childhood food insecurity rate for the Uni...

Partnering With Puerto Rico: New York Forms New Agricultural Trade Partnership

by Paul Post Lancaster Farming August 5, 2018

New York Farm Bureau applauds a new agricultural trade partnership designed to strengthen Puerto Rico’s economy in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which ravaged the Caribbean island last year....

For Many College Students, Hunger ‘Makes It Hard To Focus’

by Michelle Andrews NPR July 31, 2018

As students enter college this fall, many will hunger for more than knowledge. Up to half of college students in recent published studies say they either are not getting enough to eat or are worried about it. This food insecurity is most prevalent at community colleges, but it's common at public and...

Generosity Feeds, local volunteers aim to combat high hunger rate

by Marielle Mohs kmov.com July 29, 2018

With 94 percent of children in the St. Louis area struggling with hunger, one of the highest rates in the country, volunteers from Generosity Feeds arrived to help lower that statistic. The group's goal was to pack 10,000 non-perishable meals in two hours Saturday morning....